A What Not To Flush Guideline

 

While using paper towels, “flushable wipes,” and Kleenex during a state of emergency sounds like a good idea, please remember that these products are still garbage and should be treated as such. These items have a high probability of clogging your drain line resulting in a call to a plumber that could be avoided. Please keep a garbage can by your toilet should you need to utilize one of the alternative products.

 

At 11:30 a.m. we began a test to show how different paper products break down in water.





After a short 5 second aggressive agitation



After six minutes in water and another aggressive agitation


After 34 minutes and one last agitation:




As you can see the toilet paper has broken down very well and is dispersing. The Kleenex is beginning to shows signs of coming apart but is still solid. The paper towel and “flushable” wipe are still holding strong.